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Re: What HW / OS is recommeded

From: Geoffrey <esoteric(at)3times25(dot)net>
To: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: What HW / OS is recommeded
Date: 2004-12-23 00:55:05
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Lonni J Friedman wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 12:28:22 -0500, Vivek Khera <khera(at)kcilink(dot)com> wrote:
>>>>>>>"a" == alex  <alex(at)meerkatsoft(dot)com> writes:
>>a> We are currently looking at Dell / HP
>>a> but the questions is
>>a> - how many processors (2 or 4)
>>a> - do we gain with 4 cpus if we probably never have a few users connected
>>a> - what processors are recommended  Opteron / Xeon / Itanium
>>a> - how much memory ?  2GB ? 4GB ?
>>a> - Disks, i guess we go with Raid5, 15k SCSI
>>a> - what OS ? Suse / RHE3 / Fedora /
>>a> - Disk controller ?
>>Run, do not walk, from your Dell solution.  I've never been able to
>>get "expected" performance from those boxes.  They seem to do
>>something to the RAID controllers to make them not work as fast as one
>>would expect the equivalent name-brand part (eg, LSI RAID card or
>>Adaptec RAID card) and similar disk drives.
> Hate to burst your bubble, but the RAID controller that Dell ships is
> an Adaptec OEM.  Dell just rebrands them.

Dell is known for having their own 'version' of hardware made, 
specifically to reduce the cost of the machines.  I don't know that this 
is the case with this adapter, but I would not ever purchase another 
dell machine.

Until later, Geoffrey

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